When you strive to just be normal – then you will end up just like everybody else.
Normal today is not good.
Being broke is normal.
Having a bad boring marriage is normal.
Adultery is normal.
A dad who doesn’t know his kids is normal.
So normal is not going to give you the life you’ve always wanted.
Jesus was not your normal man. He goes against the flow. He stands out. He goes against the status quo. The Bible describes the child Jesus as growing in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. It is not the normal single life.
Jesus was full of life. He had a purpose. He was a man on a mission. He came to do the Father’s work.
We were created to be like Christ. We are to be full of life, a man who knows his purpose and a man on a mission to fulfill God’s calling for His glory. To embrace that identity is to go beyond the norm. It is to be abnormal.
The outworking of living out our faith in God must bring about financial peace, a strong marriage, a family that loves and fears God. It is lived out by God’s grace and strength and not on man’s limited ability. To be normal is to trust our own power. To go beyond normal is to trust in Christ and His strength.
Here are some books to help you not be normal.